verb (used with object), en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing.
Origin of encourage
SYNONYMS FOR encourage
Examples from the Web for encouraged
States were encouraged and allowed to lower standards to make it appear they were improving.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The feminist movement has encouraged women that they can initiate romantic relationships, too.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His belief that officers really did find his fingerprints at the scene seems to have encouraged his false confession.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says her family encouraged her to join and she, in turn, encouraged her own children.
Only 7.6 percent of victims were encouraged by BJU staff to report their abuse to the police.
In years past they were cruelly hunted and killed, but are now protected and encouraged.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
"You do it," magnanimously insisted Aunt Maria, who felt that the baser sex ought to be encouraged.Overland|John William De Forest
The children are not by any means read to, so much as they are encouraged to tell their own stories.Here and Now Story Book|Lucy Sprague Mitchell
The pupils should be encouraged to make observations for themselves out of school.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|Ontario Ministry of Education
Ki-Chan, encouraged by his triumph, wanted to extend his power to the Thibetian accomplices of the Nomekhan.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc